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Events: April 2 - 28

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Farmington, 55024

Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

April 2

Cemetery association

The Castle Rock Valley Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Castle Rock Town Hall. Business reports and election of trustees are on the agenda. All lot owners and friends are invited to attend.

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April 3

Northwestern College band

The Northwestern College Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at Christian Life Church. The band will perform a repertoire of suite music including Robert Russell Bennett's Suite of Old American Dances and "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's Planets suite.

The church is located at 6300 212th St. W.

Family storytime

The Farmington Public Library invites children of all ages to family storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 3. Storytime normally includes stories, finger plays and a movie or craft.

For more information call the library at 651-438-0250.

April 4

Easter egg hunt

Trinity Care Center will hold an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. April 4. Participants will also have a chance to decorate their own cupcake and dye Easter eggs.

Family storytime

The Farmington Public Library invites children of all ages to family storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 4. Storytime normally includes stories, finger plays and a movie or craft.

For more information call the library at 651-438-0250.

FHS 1972 reunion

Farmington High School graduates from the class of 1972 are invited to the Farmington Eagles April 4 to get together and reconnect with old classmates including exchange student Annelise. There will be a social hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 6:30.

For more information e-mail Mary Herrmann Hughes at hermanhuges@mac.com or Joan Laursen Storlie at jmstorlie@frontiernet.net.

April 10

Stations of the Cross

Faith United Methodist Church will present a live-action Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 10. The displays will resemble living paintings.

The church is located at 710 Eighth St.

Passion of the Christ

The River Church in Farmington will present a free screening of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" at 7 p.m. p.m. Good Friday, April 10. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 408 Third St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Movies for kids

The Farmington Public Library invites children of all ages to movies for kids from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 10. The April 10 movie is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

April 11

Easter carnival

The Castle Rock, Empire, Eureka and Farmington Area Enhancement Group will hold its annual Easter carnival from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 in the community education wing of Meadowview Elementary School. Kids can get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.

April 16

Cheerleading meeting

The Farmington High School fall football cheerleaders will hold a pre-season meeting at 7 p.m. April 16 in the FHS commons. Students in eighth to 11th grades and their parents are invited to attend.

April 18

Swedish folk music

The Dakota County Library will present Flickorna Fem -- The Five Girls -- at 2 p.m. April 18. The group will perform traditional Swedish folk music. The performance is part of the library's annual Minnesota Mosaic cultural arts series. The performances is free.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

Waggin' Tales

Kids can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 18 at the Farmington Public Library.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

April 24

Baby storytime

The Farmington Public Library will offer storytime for babies up to 24 months from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. April 24. Storytimes include stories, songs, bounces and playtime.

For more information call the library at 651-438-0250.

April 25

April Fair

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its April Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25 at the church, located at the corner of Sixth and Walnut streets. The church will serve its "famous" Dakota County Fair hot beef sandwiches and will hold a white elephant sale and bake sale. Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information call Mary at 651-463-2699.

Mayoral ball

The Castle Rock, Empire, Eureka and Farmington Area Enhancement Group will present the mayoral Black and White Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight April 25 at the Grand Hall ballroom. The Rockin' Hollywoods will perform.

For information about tickets, e-mail Bruce Matzdorff at bmatzdorff@charter.net.

Volunteer appreciation

Trinity Care Center will hold a volunteer appreciation social at 1:30 p.m. April 25. There will be live entertainment and food.

For more information call Joy at 651-460-1166 or e-mail jlauterbach@ trinity.shfs.org.

April 27-28

Theater auditions

Applause Community Theater will hold auditions for its summer show, "The Wizard of Oz," from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 and 28 at the Lakeville Arts Center.

For more information go to www.applausecommunitytheater.com.

May 3

Carriage Festival

Minnesota Whips and Wheels, an organization of horse and carriage enthusiasts, will bring its first Prairie Home Carriage Festival to the Dakota City Heritage Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3. Anyone with a Victorian-era vehicle can display it at the festival. There will also be a parade at 1 p.m. Only Whips and Wheels members can participate in the parade.

The event is free and open to the public.

May 17

Music Sunday

Faith United Methodist Church will present Music Sunday at 10:30 a.m. May 17. There will be choir, piano, chimes, children singing and violin music.

The church is located at 710 Eighth St.

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